Hedayah, the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism (CVE), has recently attended the International Meeting on Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation in Algiers, which brought together representatives from more than 50 countries, international organisations, United Nations bodies, and international experts.
The goal of this meeting was to expand CVE initiatives that can be used to address not only immediate threats but also to build community resilience against the spread of violent extremism more broadly and prevent future threats.
The CVE and de-radicalisation meeting, hosted by the Government of Algeria, is the sixth in a series of regional, follow-on meetings to the February 2015 White House Summit in Washington. During the conference, the Algerians learnt more about successful de-radicalisation/CVE practices within different countries that can be captured as a valuable contribution to the United Nations General Assembly Meeting, in September, New York.
During the meeting, Maqsoud Kruse, the Executive Director of Hedayah delivered his remarks at the first session which was entitled, "Comprehensive Approach: Presentation on the importance of Counter Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation in Fighting Terrorism". He reiterated the importance of engaging all community groups at all levels in providing positive alternatives focusing on the content of counter-messaging to deconstruct the narratives of violent extremism through adopting an effective strategic communications plan. –End-
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